New Bistro-Style Winter Menu for Blackwood

Jock Zonfrillo adds brunch and childhood memories to his Rundle Street joint. Schnitzel, Nonna’s minestrone and a kilo of Goolwa cockles are some of the additions to Blackwood’s winter menu. It’s hardly the fine-dining spread Blackwood chef Jock Zonfrillo presents upstairs at his restaurant Orana. Which, he says, is the point. “People assume Blackwood is [...]

Restaurant Blackwood Have Truly Hit Their Straps

It’s been under 3 months since Jock Zonfrillo changed the face of his Rundle Street location from the STREET ADL moniker to Blackwood, a name accompanied by an image that seems to ooze sophistication. But that word seems to have a strange connotation when it comes to dining here in Adelaide… You see, we’re becoming [...]

Australia’s hottest new restaurants

This week Noma Australia – the 10 week sell out sensation pop-up restaurant (brought to Sydney’s new Barangaroo development by the world renowned Danish chef Rene Redzepi) - closed its doors, having delighted around 5500 diners in its short life. We are sad to see them go .. but, whilst we wait for the new [...]

New Restaurants You Need To Try: Young-Gun Chefs Making Their Mark

Why you need to dine in Wilson & Merchant, No.1 Bent Street By Mike and Blackwood sometime soon. If you are looking for somewhere new to rest your laurels and dine in style this weekend you could do much worse than these gastronomic delights. Australia is awash with rising cooking talent and Australia’s love of [...]


Let’s get straight to the point – I’m a fan of Jock Zonfrillo’s food. Orana is up there in my top 4 restaurant experiences, so I was extremely keen to check out Restaurant Blackwood which is kind of the ‘little sister’ of Orana and resides directly underneath it in Rundle Street, replacing Street ADL and [...]

Lunch review: Blackwood

Blackwood is like the restaurant equivalent of glamping - a five-star dining adventure in the middle of the city that’s casual enough you could get away with wearing your hiking boots. Until about four weeks ago, Blackwood was known as Street ADL, an industrial-style restaurant serving eclectic street food. Owner Jock Zonfrillo moved Street ADL [...]

Interview: Jock Zonfrillo on Street ADL’s return to WOMAD & the expansion of the restaurant brand in 2016!

To nab some of Jock Zonfrillo‘s time now moreover any other time of the year is an opportunity not to be taken for granted. Not only has his always popular Adelaide CBD establishment Street ADL been catering to the masses in town for the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival of the Arts (not to mention [...]

Blackwood Tells The Story of Australia

If you consider yourself a foodie (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love their food?), then you’ll probably have heard of the extremely stylish, eternally palatable degustational wonder that is Orana. With unconventional Australian menu items like saltbush, chocolate lily, strawberry gum and green ants (yes, you heard us correctly), Orana in Adelaide is a [...]

Simon Wilkinson reviews Blackwood

THE charred damper loaf at Jock Zonfrillo’s new venture Blackwood is wrapped in a tea towel. Next to it is a small jar filled with what looks like the fat poured off last night’s roast. Tear off a chunk of bread, dip it in the pale gunk and the flavour is triple-strength chicken skin. No [...]

Jock Zonfrillo Opens New Restaurant Blackwood

It happened fast. Jock Zonfrillo's Street-ADL closed its doors on February 29 and underwent a speedy rebranding, opening two days later as Blackwood, a bistro-style space referred to as “the sibling of restaurant Orana”. It almost didn’t go as planned. Restaurateur and chef Zonfrillo had the staff, the menu and the native ingredients ready to [...]